The current study adds to our growing understanding of the health of Canadian youth with differing marijuana use trajectories by examining how marijuana use fre- quency is related to physical health indicators in ado- lescence and young adulthood. We extend past research by examining how trajectories of marijuana use are related to multiple physical health indicators; subjective health, health-promoting behaviours, body mass index, serious injuries and sexual risk behaviours.
We examine how heterogeneity in adolescent experiences of peer victimization impact health in adolescence and young adulthood. We include multiple indicators of mental health - internalizing symptoms (i.e., depressive and anxiety symptoms), externalizing symptoms (i.e., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms, and conduct problems), and substance use (i.e., smoking, heavy drinking, marijuana and illicit drug use). We also use multiple measures of physical health - subjective health (i.e., physical symptoms and physical self-concept), health-promoting behaviors (i.e., physical activity, healthy eating practices, and sleep duration and problems), and cardiometabolic risks (i.e., BMI waist circumference, and hypertension). In examining young adult health, we directly control for earlier (i.e., baseline) symptoms in order account for stability in health over time.
This study examines the associations between these trajectory groups and multiple indicators of economic well-being in young adulthood (ages 22 to 29) to investigate which specific aspects of economic well-being were more likely to be impacted negatively by marijuana use.
In the present study, we examine a sample of juvenile justice involved youth from adolescence to young adulthood to determine theeffect of multiple violence exposures on the development of binge drinking.
The current study investigates the associations between victimization, binge drinking, and impulse control from adolescence to young adulthood in a sample of early-onset justice involved youth.
Applying a social–ecological framework, this study aims to fill a gap in the literature by investigating factors in various domains (individual, familial, peer, and neighborhood) separately and simultaneously to determine risk and protective factors for treatment entry among serious juvenile offenders over the course of 7 years.
The current study examined the reciprocal relationships between crime, substance use, and social risk among emerging adults (aged 18–25 years) in substance use treatment.